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The much-anticipated episode of the IFC show “Portlandia” featuring a guest appearance by Glenn Danzig will air on Thursday, February 11.
Danzig recently spoke to Las Vegas Weekly about his appearance on “Portlandia”. He said: “[The filming] was a lot of fun. It was very last-minute, so I had to learn all my dialogue really quick. [Show co-creator, co-writer and co-star] Fred Armisen e-mailed me and said, ‘We really, really want you to come up and do this episode; we’ve been trying to get in touch with you.’ Actually, Rob Zombie gave them my contact info, which is kind of weird because I met Fred at Rob Zombie’s birthday party. [Laughs] He was a major DANZIG fan and I’m a fan of his work also. I put Fred up there with Bill Murray and some of my other favorite comedians — Jerry Lewis, stuff like that.”
Asked if he is okay making light of some of the more outlandish aspects of his style and what he has inspired, Danzig said: “That’s the tough thing: When you’re doing something like this, it’s a fine line between it being not cool and very cool, and I think they got it. Fred and Carrie [Brownstein, show co-creator, co-writer and co-star] really got it, so it wasn’t a tough decision at all. I read it and I was like, ‘Yes! This is hilarious. I would love to do this.'”
He continued: “I get offered stuff sometimes that’s more stupid, and this was not like that. I’ve seen a bunch of the ‘Portlandia’ episodes and they’re pretty hilarious. I mean, I don’t know how it’s gonna turn out, but some of the comedy lines in it are just classic. The whole premise of the episode I’m on is just hilarious.”
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